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Nothing Does Not Exist

February 20, 2013
By SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
20 articles 1 photo 375 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have a life. I just choose to ignore it."
-one of my friends


There is no such thing as nothing.
Not in the spaces where you think,
Not in the time between each blink.
Neither hidden in darkness,
Nor exposed in bright light.
For there is always something,
Even the thought of the idea of nothing,
Is something.
Space exists,
And time within that space.
So therefore nothing cannot exist.
It is an illogical wonderance,
For in a world,
A galaxy,
A universe,
Where there is always something,
Even simple emptiness,
The very idea of nothing being something,
Proves that nothing does not exist.
So the next time you are told you are nothing,
Or you think that you are nothing,
Think of how truly special that makes you,
For you exist,
A nothing,
Even though nothing cannot exist.


The author's comments:
This poem sort of just came to me in one of those strange philosophical bursts, when your brain wonders about the illogicality of some of the ideas that populate our world. Just remember nothing cannot exist, so how can you possibly be a nothing? How special you must be indeed, to truly be a nothing.

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Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Apr. 24 2014 at 5:18 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Amazing. "So the next time you are told you are nothing, or you think that you are nothing, think of how truly special that makes you, for you exist, a nothing, even though nothing cannot exist." I love your phrasing, and those are my favorite lines you've written. Very true and inspirational; I'll always remember that now. Great job! :)

on Jun. 10 2013 at 3:02 am
SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
20 articles 1 photo 375 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have a life. I just choose to ignore it."
-one of my friends

I'm so glad! :D Thank you!

on Jun. 10 2013 at 3:01 am
SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
20 articles 1 photo 375 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have a life. I just choose to ignore it."
-one of my friends

Thank you!!!!!

on Jun. 10 2013 at 3:01 am
SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
20 articles 1 photo 375 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have a life. I just choose to ignore it."
-one of my friends

Thank you! :)  

on Apr. 1 2013 at 2:33 pm
Avelynne BRONZE, Quebec City, Other
1 article 0 photos 1 comment
the first poem i've read since getting on this site. great work

on Mar. 28 2013 at 8:38 pm
Fallen_ PLATINUM, Quakertown, Pennsylvania
25 articles 3 photos 436 comments

Favorite Quote:
" a shattered world is only an opening into a new beginning with laughs, smiles, and love all around enter the world of the light and away from the broken darkness"

I loved this becuse it is true, and i love your philsocphy in this it beyound amazing that your that indepth on a whim even though it may been a few days work you make it seem easy

on Mar. 24 2013 at 9:52 am
Rolledthestone SILVER, Nowhere, Other
8 articles 0 photos 108 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye." (Matthew 7:5) and "All the poeple who supported slavery were free, all the people who support abortion live..."

SO TRUE! OMGOSH LOVED LOVED LOVED! Aren't those bursts of philosophical wonderings great? Or when you just come up with a great idea. And it results in a poem like this! Just fantastic. new fav by far and it makes so much sense. We are nothing but nothing doesn't exist and we just want to be nothing so we can feel nothing but we're lying to ourselves because we'll always feel. And nothing does not exist *is mind blown*.

on Mar. 23 2013 at 2:50 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Oh wow. This is beautiful! I agree with TheEpic95, the ending was so unexpected! Very clever XD. Mad respect right now:)

on Mar. 23 2013 at 2:12 pm
SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
20 articles 1 photo 375 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have a life. I just choose to ignore it."
-one of my friends

Well thank you very much!! :D (i'm a she btw not a he lol)

on Mar. 21 2013 at 9:44 pm
Helena_Noel BRONZE, Burnt Hills, New York
1 article 0 photos 629 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way: The eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear, fine counsel is confusing, but example's always clear.” -Edgar Guest

Oh! That last line got me. I was going through it thinkin "This kid is clever, too bad hes gonna tank it with some nonsensense about "so since you cant be nothing, your.... something :)" and leave us all feeling like "something" people poje with a stick. But then you went and reversed it, saying that if we really were nothing, then we were something rare and special! Shoot! Great work!

on Mar. 20 2013 at 9:30 pm
SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
20 articles 1 photo 375 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have a life. I just choose to ignore it."
-one of my friends

Thank you for the compliments and for the feedback!!

on Mar. 20 2013 at 9:30 pm
SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
20 articles 1 photo 375 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have a life. I just choose to ignore it."
-one of my friends

Thank you i'm glad yo thought it was good 

on Mar. 20 2013 at 9:29 pm
SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
20 articles 1 photo 375 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have a life. I just choose to ignore it."
-one of my friends

Thank you :)

on Mar. 20 2013 at 9:28 pm
SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
20 articles 1 photo 375 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have a life. I just choose to ignore it."
-one of my friends

Thank you! You got it perfectly!

on Mar. 20 2013 at 9:28 pm
SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
20 articles 1 photo 375 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have a life. I just choose to ignore it."
-one of my friends

I'm glad you liked it :)

on Mar. 20 2013 at 9:19 pm
EPluribusUnum DIAMOND, Woodbine, Maryland
59 articles 24 photos 280 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head)."
-Sylvia Plath

I really like this. It's beautifully woven ideas present an interesting point. The poem goes from describing the somethings we call nothing and blends down to directly adressing the reader about how special nothing is. The ending was lovely, as were the lines "not in the spaces there you think, Not in the time between each blink." I appreciate how you wove a little rhyme into those lines, giving nothing a sort of magical quality, which adds to the way you point out how special nothingness is at the end of the poem.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Mar. 20 2013 at 5:17 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

The language is somewhat prose-like, thought that doesn't mean it lack creativity and originality. I think that with philosophical poem, sometimes it's easy to fail, but you prove otherwise.

on Mar. 20 2013 at 1:50 am
pratyasha BRONZE, Kolkata, Other
2 articles 1 photo 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Behind every beautiful thing there is some kind of pain."

Confuses one in the begining and in the end makes one realize that they always mean something to the society. Good Job

on Mar. 20 2013 at 1:42 am
TheSkyOwesMeRain GOLD, Irvine, California
13 articles 1 photo 303 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments which take your breath away.

You are only as strong as your weakest link.

I love how you use science and logic to, in a way, contradict a statement. Great job! 

on Mar. 19 2013 at 9:55 pm
somerandomperson GOLD, Millstadt, Illinois
11 articles 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to destroy to be loved is to be destroyed~jace wayland
forever alone

my favorite parts is the end because i can relate. next time i feel lik enothing ill think of this


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